The Milwaukee Brewers held a press conference today to address rumors of Hank the dog’s death. The team stated that despite a change in his appearance, Hank has not been replaced by a new dog at any point since the team found him at spring training in 2014.
The Brewers’ presser featured team COO Rick Schlesinger presenting a notarized letter from veterinarian Dr. William Rice at Milwaukee’s Lakeside Animal Hospital. Rice said that Hank had been examined on March 3, and his microchip and dental records had been verified. “This is definitely the original Hank,” the letter read.
After presenting the documentation, the Brewers revealed Hank:
This matter appears to be put to rest. For now.